“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.”

– Maria Montessori

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IMA Admission Process

We are delighted that you are considering Isthmus Montessori Academy for your child’s education. Selecting your child’s educational path is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. We are confident that IMA provides children with a nurturing environment that fosters lifelong learning, independent thinking and awareness about the global community. Our admissions process is designed to ensure that our school is a good fit for both your child and your family.

IMA serves children between two months and three years of age during the school day. IMA also provides Before School and After School Care for all ages, and Wrap-around care for 4K.  IMA is tuition-based and accepts Wisconsin Shares for all families who qualify.

How to Enroll

Step 1: Schedule a Tour

We invite you to take the first step in our admissions process by scheduling a tour with us to learn more about our programs.  Please contact us by email or call (608) 661-8200 to schedule a tour.

Step 2: Complete an Application for Admission

Please complete an online Application for Admission and submit a $50 application fee.  After you complete it, you will receive a confirmation letter acknowledging that IMA has received your application and fee.

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Step 3: Complete Partnership Agreement and Enrollment Requirements

Once your child has been accepted to IMA, you will receive an email with a link to complete our Enrollment agreement.  Families have ten business days from notification to submit the enrollment agreement.

A Diverse Community

Isthmus Montessori Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender expression, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national and/or ethnic origin in the admissions process, its educational policies, programs, and activities, or employment.  IMA is committed to enrolling a community that reflects the diversity of the Madison Area, including that of race, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and socio-economics.

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